22 May 2019

Updates to Science Based Targets: SBTi v4.0 release

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SBTi v4.0 Science Based Targets update April 2019

Updates to Science Based Targets: SBTi v4.0 release

Stewart McKenzie, Senior Advisor, Enviro-Mark Solutions

In April 2019, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) released new resources to align with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, which calls to limit warming to 1.5°C as opposed to the previous 2°C of warming, due to the severe risks and impacts associated with 2°C of warming.

“The IPCC Special Report was a wake-up call for the global economy. There is an urgent need to step up ambition in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid devastating global warming,” says Alexander Farsan, Global Lead for science-based targets at WWF.

“Companies have a vital role to play in realizing this goal. The latest science from the IPCC has shown the way forward. We urge companies to raise the bar and set the pace of change that we know is needed.”

Here’s a list of resources included in the latest v4.0 release:

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Further resources: